In about a week plus it will be New Year's Day. Traditionally we all set new goals on New Year's Day - what we usually call New Year's Resolutions. But unfortunately it is also traditional to break those resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. A study in 2002 found that a much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. While about 75% of people stick to their goals for at least a week, less than half (46%) are still on target six months later.
I tried too, for years. I kept asking myself why I could not stick to my new year’s goals. I for sure wanted them. They seemed important to me but clearly not so important to achieve them. It seemed to be a never ending story, year after year. Does that sound familiar?
Well, then I focused & started brainstorming all the choices I had been making both consciously and through pure habit. I studied my patterns. I finally realised the cause,discovered the reason why I was failing…
I was failing because what I lacked was the Change experience. I did not know that there was a process for change, a system that I could use that will guarantee my success in keeping up the resolution. A process to examine my New Year’s resolution or any goal for that matter. There was a need to understand..how to think and what to do …to make the much required real change.
It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you've swept up the confetti, but it's not impossible. Let’s not restrict ourselves to the “negatives” that most of us associate with the New Year’s Resolutions like eating, smoking etc. Why not have really exciting, positive goals that you would love to achieve. Think for a moment!
What goals would you you set? What difference would they make? How would you grade your Happiness on a scale of 1-10 by the end of 2015 on achieving those Goals.
Our society is a very results-driven one, so we are quick to focus on the outcome gaols..like winning a competition as opposed to a process goal ,that is staying focussed on the process. The problem lies here ..we have very little control over the outcome goals but we can do a lot on the process bit.
What if this coming year you were to set yourself some goals that are exciting and would make a real difference to your life, and then were able to keep them too?
Now that you know you are focussed on achieving this, what’s stopping you ?
Perhaps you don’t have a system that you can utilise or may be you require a partner to give you that nudge or an accountability partner. HIRE A COACH! The coach would help you along the way to create your own basic short term goals and help you build a system to reach them and then those little wins will turn into more noticeable achievements. And before you would know you would be half way through and setting and meeting your New Year Resolutions.
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “the only constant is change itself” and I could not agree more.
Life is about CHANGE. But the question is, are you happy with the changes you are making?
Let your Coach help you take control of the changes you make this year and beyond. Know what a resolution really mean.
What are the pitfalls that cause most of us to abandon our resolutions?
How to turn your resolutions into tangible goals?
How to determine the best strategies for reaching your goals?
How to set your larger life based goals that determine your course of action towards a newer you?
If you want to experience CHANGE you must become a student of CHANGE and have a detailed planning system that you can use to map out your major objectives for the year and begin tracking your progress monthly, weekly and even daily to ensure long term success along with your coach who gently help you chalk out your overall Vision, Yearly Goals, Monthly Goals, Weekly Goals and Daily Goals….and much MUCH more. The Time is NOW!!!
Take control of your destiny once and for all.
Signing off with a excitement to meeting the NEW YOU! Cheers!